Why is my Amazon book at other bookstores?

If you use Amazon to publish your book, you may discover your book listed at other bookstores like Barnes & Noble. Why is your book listed at other stores when you listed it only on Amazon?

The most likely reason is your print book is in Amazon’s Expanded Distribution program.

Amazon’s Expanded Distribution program makes your print book available for other bookstores and libraries to order.

If you don’t want your book to be part of Amazon’s Expanded Distribution program, take the following steps to opt out of Expanded Distribution:

  1. Sign in to your KDP account.
  2. Click the button with three dots in the Paperback Actions section of your book listing in your account’s bookshelf.
  3. Choose Edit Paperback Rights & Pricing.
  4. Deselect the Expanded Distribution checkbox in the Pricing, royalty, and distribution section.

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